- capable of being understood; comprehensible.
Origin of understandable
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Related Wordsintelligible, coherent, obvious, logical, recognizable, acceptable, predictable, reasonable, simple, justifiable, comprehensible, clear, imaginable, knowable, legible, lucid, plain, readable, unambiguous, apprehensible
Examples from the Web for understandable
And his understandable expressions of regret—now that his book is tanking—come as too little, too late.The Bloodiest Media Coups of 2014
December 22, 2014
Certainly, this response would be understandable and even justified if de Blasio had in fact attacked the police.The NY Police Union’s Vile War with Mayor De Blasio
December 21, 2014
Is this a mature expression of understandable judgment, or a bid to erase history while conflating fiction and reality?Newsflash: Bill Cosby Is Not Cliff Huxtable
November 20, 2014
His emphasis on middle-class concerns is, well, understandable.Iowa Frontrunner Mike Huckabee Talks to The Daily Beast
September 22, 2014
It lays out in understandable ways how and why vaccines work, and why we cannot afford to do without them.Hey Anti-Vaxxers, Watch NOVA: Vaccines--Calling the Shots
September 11, 2014
Gropingly he tried to marshal his facts into some understandable sequence.
Some understandable bit of machinery would have been reassuring.
The comparison may be a homely one, but it is understandable.Sex=The Unknown Quantity
His desire to avoid it in the midst of a campaign is understandable.A Preface to Politics
He did not notice the Harn creature at all—which was understandable, it was well camouflaged.Cat and Mouse
Word Origin and History for understandable
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